Tag Archives: Media

A Bold Step Toward Community-Driven Journalism in New Jersey

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar

“In an age of participatory media, news demands participation. Or to quote Benjamin Barber, ‘People are apathetic because they are powerless, not powerless because they are apathetic.’ For people to pay attention to an important story, it’s possible that we … Continue reading

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Media, Millennials and Making News That Matters

Posted on by Josh Stearns

Comparing the findings of two youth media studies a decade apart and what they tell us about reporting with and for our communities. Local news sites — especially online only digitally native newsrooms — should be investing deeply building relationships and serving younger news … Continue reading

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Support Watchdog Reporting in New Brunswick

Posted on by Josh Stearns

Local, hard-hitting watchdog journalism is alive and kicking in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The team behind New Brunswick Today is taking on some of the area’s most important stories, covering city corruption, making government more transparent, and giving diverse communities across the … Continue reading

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The Citizens Campaign City Storytellers: Changing the City Narrative

Posted on by Heather Taylor, The Citizens Campaign

For several years The Citizens Campaign has been building a broad network of citizen journalists to fill the void in local news coverage left by retreating legacy media. Gone are the days of fully staffed city bureaus with in-depth coverage … Continue reading

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Setting a New “Barre” for Arts Criticism

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ Executive Director

The earlier title for this blog post was “Another One Bites the Dust,” prompted by notice from Dance NJ staff that dance critic Robert Johnson is no longer writing for The Star Ledger, but is now working on a freelance … Continue reading

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From the Local News Lab: The Rise of Hands-on Journalism

Posted on by By Josh Stearns, Dodge Foundation Director of Journalism Sustainability

Digital journalism has made possible some incredible storytelling in recent years. Visually stunning reports on issues as diverse as gun violence, environmental disasters, and surveillance have brought stories to life on the screen. Increasingly, however, journalists are experimenting with innovations … Continue reading

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A Call to Reinvigorate Arts Journalism in New Jersey and beyond

Posted on by By Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ Executive Director

While the news media is changing at lightning speed and its outlets growing exponentially, the news itself seems harder and harder to find. The avalanche of what passes as news is too often lacking meaningful and credible content whether in … Continue reading

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Are Journalists the Unhappiest People on Earth?

Posted on by By Debbie Galant, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State

In just the last few days, the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank, a teenager from Livingston was gunned down in West Orange and another teenager leaving a party in Maplewood was shot … Continue reading

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Open Data NJ Summit: Running With the Nerds

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State

Around 4:30 pm on May 15, as we were nearing the end of our Open Data NJ Summit at Montclair State, I was leading an animated “town hall” discussion about how to focus the considerable energy in the room, when … Continue reading

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Q&A with Molly de Aguiar

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This is the third installment of our new series featuring Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff here on the Dodge Blog. We’re going to check in with what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state, … Continue reading

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Tent City, Three Ways

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

News outlets ranging from the AP to the Lakewood Scoop have covered the ongoing saga of Lakewood’s Tent City, an encampment of about 80 homeless people, which the town has been trying to shut down for years. This spring a deal was struck: Tent … Continue reading

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